Allen Onyema, Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, commended Ibom Air on the acquisition of its initial Airbus aircraft, marking a milestone in Nigeria’s aviation industry.
Onyema, expressed optimism about the burgeoning strength of Nigerian carriers, citing the historic moment of local airlines investing in brand new aircraft.
“This marks a new era for air travel in Nigeria,” Onyema stated. “The arrival of new fleets means more job opportunities for our citizens, a boost to the nation’s GDP, and an unwavering determination among carriers to dominate the market, offering affordable airfares for domestic and international destinations.”
During the handover ceremony at Airbus’s Canadian facility, former Akwa Ibom state Governor Udom Emmanuel, Ibom Air CEO Mfon Udom, and Chief Operating Officer George Uriesi graced the event.
Airbus executives, led by President and CEO Benoît Schultz presented the Airbus A220-300 to Ibom Air, underscoring its renowned fuel efficiency, advanced technology, and passenger comfort.
Mr. Mfon Udom, Ibom Air’s CEO, emphasized the impact of the Airbus A220-300 on their operations. “This introduction represents a game-changing leap forward for Ibom Air. Our commitment to a modern, efficient fleet underscores our dedication to providing top-tier airline services,” he remarked.
The achievement received widespread applause, with Onyema extending his blessings, “May God continue to bless Nigerian carriers and grant them safe and prosperous flights always.” The event signaled a shift in the Nigerian aviation landscape, highlighting a new trajectory for indigenous airlines’ growth and competitiveness.